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Thu January 3, 2013

House re-elects Boehner speaker

Speaker of the House John Boehner speaking at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC.
Speaker of the House John Boehner speaking at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has re-elected embattled Republican John Boehner speaker.

The Ohio lawmaker won a second, two-year term as leader with 220 votes, losing just a handful of votes in the Republican-controlled chamber.

The election of the speaker came as the House and Senate ushered in a new Congress Thursday.

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